Former G-Unit singer Olivia has reunited with 50 Cent on her new mixtape, Under the Radar, which was released this week.
The singer told SOHH the underground project would be a lead up to her post-Unit debut, Show the World.
“Probably only three joints are remixes, everything else is original,” Olivia told SOHH. “It’s crazy, it’s crazy. And that’s where you see me with most of my collabs because on the actual album I personally didn’t want any collabs because I felt like every time you saw me, it was with a collaboration. So I just threw them all on the mixtape and the album, you’ll get all me.” (SOHH)
Her underground release features guest appearances by Maino, Drake, Serani and more.
1. Intro with Ed Lover 2. Take It Off (Remix) (feat. Maino) 3. Control (feat. Drake) 4. When it’s Real 5. Interview with Ed Lover 6. In My Bedroom (feat. 50 Cent) 7. Lonely Girl 8. I Got You (feat. Webstar) 9. Rub Me Up (feat. Serani) I0. Get It In (Freestyle) 11. Next 2 U 12. Never 2 Far 13. Rich Dollaz Speaks 14. Here We Go Again *Bonus* 15. Mike Epps Outro (Hip Hop Press)
The project initially sparked controversy when Drake denied being actively involved.
“I support artist collaborations and sampling music that inspires you but I don’t support taking unauthorized recordings and marketing them as features,” Drake explained. “I’ve never worked with Olivia and I apologize to any fan who was duped into thinking that ‘Control’ was a collaboration of mine.” (All Hip Hop)
Olivia later released a statement to SOHH clearing up the confusion.
“In no way was I trying to deceive anyone,” Olivia promised. “The producers, Rony Arzoumanian, Raffi “DJ Special K” Kenadjan and DJ Finesse approached me about the record and asked if I could create a song around the beat and Drake verse they owned and created. Since I had not spoken to Drake, I was very clear that the record could not be used for my album and could only be used for mixtapes. After the record was done, it was released without my knowledge and we were quick to let people know it was a mixtape record. The producers put together the record and leaked it before they confirmed with Drake. The record “Control” was for my mixtape Under the Radar which comes out on the 25th on Oliviaworldwide.com. I was not pleased when the record leaked and made a statement regarding that on my Twitter. My team and I were not ready but it leaked and I did not leak it. It is what it is. It’s the internet age we live in, it’s a gift & a curse.” (Statement)
Check out Olivia speaking with SOHH below: